by Ryan Arthur
This isn't a hospital. It's an insane asylum.
Greetings veterans, and welcome to the post-Election day edition of the Sunday News Recap, featuring the last seven days’ worth of reviews and features from the eFC/HBS commanders-in-chief. We’ll also run down the box office numbers for the weekend and prepare you for the week ahead. I’m Ryan, and Corporal Judson has informed the colonel's office that three cases of Amphetamine Sulfate are unaccounted for again. This is the third occurrence of this type in the last month. It must stop by order of Colonel Blake's office, 4077th M*A*S*H unit.
"Attention. Attention. Friday night's movie will be The Glory Brigade. Rock'em sock'em kisses you never got. It's Uncle Sam's combat engineers charging side by side with Greek hand bags. Showing the world a new way to fight as they use bulldozers like bazookas, bayonets like bazook - bullets. Starring Victor Mature. That is all.”
Reviews from our staff over the last week:
The Man With The Iron Fists
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”Attention. Attention. May I have the camps' attention? This week's movie will be When Willie Comes Marching Home. Uh...The biggest parade of laughs of World War II. All the love, laughs and escapades of the Willies who came marching home. This film stars Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, and Colleen Townsend.”
We've got new features from our staff as well:
The Sunday News Recap! 11.4.12
Films I Neglected To Review: H-Eww-O
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” Attention. Attention. Colonel Blake has secured for us The Halls of Montezuma. ‘So big, only the biggest of the screen can bring it to you all. Technicolor. Tell it to the Marines, those loveable lugs with wonderful mugs so we now love more than ever. Tell'em they're still the greatest guys in the world.’ Follow Lieutenant, Punchy, Limey, Babyface, Doc, The Poet, Pretty Boy and Slattery through some of the most interesting war films yet created.”
Here is the preliminary top ten for the weekend. Estimates are taken from Box Office Mojo.com and are rounded up, where applicable.
1. Skyfall $87.8 million
2. Wreck-It Ralph $33.1 million ($93.7 million total)
3. Flight $15.1 million ($47.8 million total)
4. Argo $6.7 million ($85.7 million total)
5. Taken 2 $4.0 million ($131.3 million total)
6. Here Comes The Boom $2.55 million ($39.1 million total)
7. Cloud Atlas $2.52 million ($22.7 million total)
8. Pitch Perfect $2.50 million ($59.0 million total)
9. The Man With The Iron Fists $2.49 million ($12.7 million total)
10. Hotel Transylvania $2.35 million ($140.9 million total)
”Attention. Attention. All non-commission off - -Attention, all non-commissioned officers will report for short-arm inspection at 0400. That is all.”
Opening This Week:
Anna Karenina (2012)
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
Silver Linings Playbook
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part II
" Attention. Due to a possible camp infection, Arlene Chu's Hollywood Grill is off limits. That is all.”
Previewing the week ahead...
We've got more DVD and Blu-Ray recommendations in our Upcoming DVD Release Schedule.
Look for regular updates and additions in Criticwatch from Erik Childress on Friday, as well.
And hey, don't forget to visit the Contest page for your chance to win DVDs and other assorted movie-related swag from eFC/HBS.
We'll also have some additional features and editorials throughout the week, and I'll have your Recap ready to go on Sunday.
”Attention camp compound. Urine specimens will be required from all pers... Uh... pe... Uh, disregard last transmission.”
That’ll do it for this edition of the Sunday News Recap. Remember, Frank Burns does not know his way around an operating theater, he does not know his way around a body. And if you will have observed anything, you will have observed that Major Frank Burns…is an idiot. He has flipped his wig, that he's out of his head, that he's a lousy surgeon. You can always take a look at our previous Recaps and join and visit our forums, too. Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.
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originally posted: 11/12/12 09:44:48
last updated: 11/12/12 09:46:49